Still, this is a threat that cannot be dismissed. If this gun does not impress the New Jersey attorney general enough to begin enforcement of the state's "smart gun" mandate, another soon will, and these handguns will become the only ones legally available to New Jersey residents. As California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc., compete with New Jersey for the "honor" of being the state most hostile to gun owners, the contagion is likely to spread. Eventually, as more states implement such laws, that market will become lucrative enough to attract some major gun manufacturers, and there will be momentum behind this new abomination.
I'll hold a "smart gun" when it's forced into my cold, dead hands.
Everitt has apparently seen too many movies, and thinks "silencers" reduce the sound of a gunshot to the volume level of a mouse sneeze (the WJS article notes that even a very advanced suppressor only lowers the report of an AR-15 to 129 decibels--louder than a jackhammer). Even more amusingly, if he thinks that the sound of a gunshot already fired "serves as a warning to stay away," he must think that the person just "warned" can outrun the bullet that was just fired.
So "many believe" that although Chicago's draconian gun laws have done nothing to reduce the "sky high" rate of "gun violence," what will work is a statewide denial of judges' discretion in sentencing even those who are only in violation of the law because Illinois is dragging its feet in meeting its Constitutional obligation to permit defensive firearm carry? Who are these "many," and what can be done to get them the mental health care they so desperately need?
Zalewski, Rosenberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and every other supporter of HB 2265 want to force decent, peaceable Illinoisans to choose between risking years in prison--and risking their lives. That is what is criminal.
CSGV wants a "government monopoly on force." That cannot be achieved while we the people have any firearms. It may suit their purposes to hide parts of their sick, pro-tyranny agenda, but they will always be ready to lobby for whatever gun prohibition they think has a chance of being imposed on the once-free American people. And always ready to lie through their teeth.
Republicans continued to criticize President Obama and Senate Democrats on Monday for refusing to negotiate over the partial government shutdown that the House GOP instigated last week. And so far, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has also refused to entertain any of the rifle-shot continuing resolutions that Republicans have pushed through the House, which would have reopened such popular programs as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Institutes of Health. Continued...
NEWBURYPORT — Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.
Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.
Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.